The inaugural health expo was hosted by the NAACP of Hillsborough County


The inaugural health expo was hosted by the NAACP of Hillsborough County

The NAACP of Hillsborough County recently held its first health expo and community Olympics, where participants enjoyed games and activities while also receiving an important message about health disparities in communities of color. The organization stressed the importance of unity, information, and preventive measures to combat health issues that disproportionately affect people of color.

With the help of over 30 community partners, the NAACP is working to promote good health and wealth in communities of color. The event offered opportunities for attendees to give blood, attend cooking demonstrations, and participate in health screenings for blood pressure and dental check-ups.

According to Patrice Waite, health and wellness are civil rights issues, and events like the health expo aim to show the community that making healthy choices can be enjoyable. She emphasized the importance of representation and support for people of color to achieve a healthy and wealthy life.

Seeing individuals of all ages and backgrounds at the expo provided a sense of visibility and empowerment within the community. Events like these, with participation from influential figures, have the power to create positive impacts and promote wellness in communities of color.

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